Coming from the bark of an evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka, cinnamon powder has long been known as a wonderful, powerful seasoning that adds to a wide array of culinary dishes. The tree itself grows in soil that is quite sandy, even as it requires a somewhat sheltered area, rain, heat, and a stable temperature. This left the product of cinnamon powder a difficult to obtain commodity for some time, as the Dutch who harvested believed that its cultivation would actually destroy the properties it is known to possess, and only began to grow it as recently as 1776. The properties of the powder are many and varied, with long belief that it was useful for healing and personal protection, as well as a wide range of spiritual qualities, including use in meditation, passion and love spells, work involving clairvoyance, and for spiritual illumination. It is also traditionally associated with the fire and the sun.�Also known as Cinnamomum Burmanii, Cinnamon is today most widely known as a culinary seasoning, seeing use in everything from flavoring for chewing gum to gourmet dishes. Beyond this, it has also been known as an aphrodisiac for females as well as an antiseptic, astringent, and as a powerful aid in helping with digestive issues ranging from flatulence and vomiting to diarrhea.